The west coast of Scotland
and the rocky Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the Veety family. The root of their name is Veaty. Mac
means son of. MacVitti,
therefore, means son of Vitti.
Over time, the spelling of the name has changed, which is why the MacVitti is descended from Veaty.
Early Origins of the Veety family
The surname Veety was first found in Ayrshire
, and Galloway
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Veety family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veety research.Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1685 is included under the topic Early Veety History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Veety Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Veety has appeared in various documents spelled MacVittie, MacVittye, MacVittae, MacWittie, MacWitty and many more.
Early Notables of the Veety family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Veety family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence
as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan
societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Veety or a variant listed above: Alan MacWittie who settled in New England
in 1685; Duncan McVittie arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.